The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is pleased to announce the 2014 Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators: Social Studies. The conference is funded by a grant from the Belfer Foundation.
Middle and high school educators and community college faculty are encouraged to attend. The conference is designed for educators with less than five years' experience teaching about the Holocaust, but educators with more experience may attend. (Educators with five or more years' experience teaching about the Holocaust may apply to the Museum Teacher Fellowship Program; an online application is available at www.ushmm.org/educators/professional-events-and-resources/museum-teacher-fellowship-program.) During the conference, museum educators and scholars share rationales, strategies, and approaches for presenting the complex subject of the Holocaust to students. Participants will hear survivor testimony and have extensive time to view the Museum's Permanent Exhibition; Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration and Complicity in the Holocaust; Remember the Children: Daniel's Story; From Memory to Action: Meeting the Challenge of Genocide; and other special exhibitions. Seminar sessions will emphasize planning and implementing units of study for Holocaust education. Teachers who complete the program receive a set of educational purchase Holocaust-related resources in the Museum shop. To apply, please complete this online application. Applications are due no later than July 3, 2014.
While there is no charge for the conference, participants are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations. A limited number of scholarships are available. To apply for a scholarship, please complete the online application and submit a letter of recommendation from your supervisor.
For more information, contact Christina E. Chavarria, Program Coordinator, National Outreach for Teacher Initiatives at 202.488.0466 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - Friday, July 18, 2014 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SWWashington, District of Columbia 20024-2126202.488.0466
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